Brantley went 3-for-4 with a run scored and a walk in Monday's loss against the Mariners.
Brantley wasn't much of a run producer Monday, but he reached base in four of his five plate appearances and continues to be one of the most consistent producers in a stacked Houston lineup. Brantley is hitting a team-best .331 on the year despite posting an average of "only" .297 during the current month (64 at-bats).
Brantley went 0-for-2 with two walks and a stolen base in Sunday's 3-1 win over Texas.
Brantley was an active runner during the early part of his career, but the mid-30s version has slowed down considerably. Sunday's theft was his first of the season and just the sixth over the last three seasons.
Brantley went 3-for-3 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's 9-3 win over Cleveland.
Brantley notched a double in the third, but his biggest hit game during the fifth when he plated two on a single to right field to cap off a six-run inning. Tuesday was his fourth multi-hit effort over his last six games. The 34-year-old drools over right-handed pitching, slashing .376/.424/.556 with five homers, 24 RBI and 28 runs scored in 205 plate appearances. He'll have a prime opportunity for another impactful game Wednesday when Cleveland sends Eli Morgan (7.86 ERA) to the bump.
Brantley went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional run scored Friday in a 7-1 victory versus the White Sox.
Brantley's homer in the fifth inning gave Houston a 3-1 lead, and he helped pad that margin by singling and scoring in the seventh. The pair of hits pushed his season batting average up to a robust .329, fourth-best in MLB. Brantley also has six homers, 32 RBI and 44 runs scored on the season.
Brantley (side) is back in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Athletics, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Brantley was a late scratch from Saturday's lineup because of soreness in his right side. He remained sidelined during Sunday's series finale in Cleveland, but he appears to feel better entering the series against Oakland. He'll hit second as the designated hitter while Yordan Alvarez mans left field against Chris Bassitt.
Brantley (side) is not starting Sunday's game against Cleveland and is still considered day-to-day, Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Manager Dusty Baker said Brantley will hit in the cage Sunday morning to assess how he's feeling. The skipper added that he's hopeful the veteran slugger will be back in action Tuesday. Before going hitless in his two most recent games, Brantley had hit a ridiculous .421 since returning from the injured list June 8. Taylor Jones gets the start in left field Sunday, with Robel Garcia filling in as the designated hitter.
Brantley was scratched from Saturday's lineup against Cleveland due to right side soreness, Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Brantley went hitless with a run, a walk and a strikeout in four at-bats in Friday's loss to Cleveland, but he's now dealing with an injury and won't start Saturday. It's not yet clear whether he'll be available off the bench, but Taylor Jones will take over in left field and bat seventh.
Brantley went 3-for-5 with a home run and a double in Thursday's win over Cleveland.
Brantley launched his fifth homer of the season in the seventh inning off reliever Justin Garza, and the outfielder has been seeing the ball extremely well of late. Brantley is currently riding a four-game hitting streak and has recorded at least one knock in all but one of his previous 12 contests, slashing .385/.418/.558 in that span over 55 plate appearances.
Brantley is not starting Sunday against the Tigers, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The veteran outfielder will rest up during the series finale as Chas McCormick mans left field.
Brantley went 3-for-3 with a double, two walks, two RBI and three runs scored during Monday's 10-2 win over the Orioles.
Brantley has been on an absolute tear since returning from a right hamstring injury June 8, going 24-for-47 (nine XBH) with 12 RBI, all while striking out just four times. He'll look to take advantage of another favorable matchup Tuesday when Houston goes up against right-hander Jorge Lopez.
Brantley went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in Saturday's 7-3 win over the White Sox.
Brantley smacked a double off Lance Lynn in the fourth inning, scoring Myles Straw. He added a single in the third frame, knocking in Jose Altuve and later scoring himself. The 34-year-old leads the Astros with a .338/.381/.502 slash line and his batting average is the best in the American League. Although he's getting on base at one of the highest rates of his career, his power numbers are down with just four long balls to this point in the season.
Brantley went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Thursday's 10-2 win over the White Sox.
All of Brantley's offense came in the first inning to get the Astros up 3-0 on his three-run home run off Dylan Cease. He extended his current streak of reaching base safely to 15 games. The 34-year-old is slashing .342/.386/.548 with four home runs, 24 RBI and 31 runs in 215 plate appearances. His batting average trails only Nick Castellanos (.348) for the best amongst qualifiers in all of baseball.
Brantley went 3-for-5 with three doubles, four RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's 14-3 win over Minnesota.
After seeing his 10-game hitting streak end Saturday, Brantley got right back to it with a massive day at the plate Sunday. He doubled in two runs in the sixth inning and later knocked a two-run single in the seventh. It was his third multi-hit effort in the last four games and sixth in the last 11 games. The star outfielder is now slashing .337/.381/.497 with 23 extra-base hits this season.
Brantley went 4-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Friday's 6-4 victory versus Minnesota.
After getting a day off to rest Thursday, Brantley went right back to his hot-hitting ways Friday, notching his second four-hit game of the campaign. In the process, he upped his season average to .328 and extended his current hit streak to 10 games. Over that stretch, Brantley has batted .413 (19-for-46) with three doubles and six RBI.
Brantley isn't in the lineup Thursday against the Red Sox, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Brantley had started each of the last two games after being reinstated from the injured list Tuesday, and he went 4-for-9 with a double, two runs and an RBI during that time. Taylor Jones will start in left field and bat seventh.
Brantley went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's 8-3 win over Boston.
In his second game back from a hamstring injury, Brantley put together a solid performance. He's now 4-for-9 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored in his last two games. For the season, the outfielder has slashed .313/.351/.460 with three home runs, 16 RBI, and 27 runs scored across 188 plate appearances. He served as the designated hitter Wednesday after playing in left field in his return Tuesday -- that may happen at times to keep the 34-year-old fresh.
Brantley went 1-for-4 with double with a run scored in Tuesday's 7-1 win over Boston.
Brantley was activated off the injured list for Tuesday's game and batted sixth, which may be a temporary assignment, according to Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle. Manager Dusty Baker wants to monitor Brantley's hamstrings and promised to move him up in the order. He'd been the primary two-hole hitter prior to his injury, but Baker may not want to disrupt the surging Carlos Correa (16-for-40, five HR), who has settled in behind leadoff batter Jose Altuve. The two hole is an ideal spot for an Astros hitter, as it affords protection via the formidable presences of Alex Bregman, Yordan Alvarez and Yuli Gurriel.
Manager Dusty Baker said Tuesday that Brantley (hamstring) will be activated from the injured list and start in Tuesday's series opener against the Red Sox, SportsTalk 790 reports.
Reports last week indicated that Brantley was on track to be reinstated from the 10-day injured list early in Houston's road trip, and it appears that the outfielder will rejoin the lineup Tuesday at Fenway Park. Though Baker has yet to release the starting nine, he did note that Brantley will be batting slightly lower than usual in his return. With that said, the 34-year-old will almost surely work his way back toward the top of the Astros' order as he gets back into the swing of things.
Brantley (hamstring) is expected to return during the Astros' upcoming series in Boston, which begins Tuesday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Brantley is already eligible to return from the injured list, but he'll need at least a few more days before he's ready to go. Chas McCormick has handled left field in his absence, but Brantley should reclaim his everyday role as soon as he's healthy.
Brantley (hamstring) could return to the starting lineup "relatively early" during the team's upcoming road trip, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Brantley, who has continued to hit while on the injured list, was scheduled to run the field prior to Tuesday's game. If he comes out of that without a setback, Brantley will presumably not need a rehab assignment. The outfielder was placed on the IL retroactive to May 25, meaning the earliest he could return is Friday, when Houston kicks off its three-city, nine-game road trip in Buffalo against the Blue Jays.
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